Alpha Lambda Delta
Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society for first year students. Its mission is to "encourage superior academic achievement...to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their unique roles in society."
In order to be inducted into the honor society, students must have a 3.5 or higher GPA (on a 4.0-point scale), or the equivalent, and must be in the top 20 percent of their class during the first semester at Salem State University. In spring 2013 and spring 2014, more than 33 percent of the first year class achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher, making the Alpha Lambda Delta qualification process extremely competitive.
On campus, Alpha Lambda Delta is involved in community service and civic engagement projects, leadership development training and provides opportunities for students to apply for scholarships. Student inducted into the honor society receive a pin, membership certificate and honor cords to wear at commencement. Membership in Alpha Lambda Delta is for life and includes being part of an organization with nearly one million members nationwide. For more information, contact the chapter advisor.
ATTENTION GRADUATING SENIORS: Alpha Lambda Delta members can pick up their honor cords at commencement. FYE staff will have a table set up in the Twohig Gymnasium where graduates are lining up prior to the ceremony. If you would like your cord early (for other events/ceremonies you are a part of) then stop by the FYE office in Meier Hall 115 during normal business hours. If you are not participating in the commencement ceremony you can still pick up cords. For questions, contact the ALD advisor Kelly DeSisto.
Applications for membership are now closed. First-year students and new transfers entering in fall 2014 will be able to apply beginning in January 2015.
The induction ceremony for first year students and new transfers entering in fall 2013 was held this past February. Congratulations to the 175 students inducted into the organization. Photos are posted on the ALD Facebook page.
Congratulations to Mathew Chetnik, Alpha Lambda Delta advisor, who was named one of only four "Outstanding Advisors" in the nation by the National Alpha Lambda Delta organization this past year.
The Alpha Lambda Delta Executive Board (2013-2014) is:
President, Cassandra Gordon
Vice President, Ryan Hood
Secretary/Historian, Andrew Visconti
Treasurer, Amy Flanagan
Interested in obtaining a leadership role in the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society? ALD is looking for a BRAND NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD for the 2014-2015 academic year. Please fill out the ALD e-board application form [Word doc] and bring to the first year experience office by April 17, 2014 at 5 pm. We look forward to reviewing your application.